Christmas at Thompson Hall

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J. Knight Company, 1894 - Christmas stories - 82 pages
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Page 80 - I vol., 16mo, handsome cloth binding, $1.00. A capital story of a boy who attracted the attention of Columbus while he was seeking the aid of Ferdinand and Isabella for his great voyage of discovery. The wit and courage of the boy enabled him to be of service to the great explorer, and he served as an archer on the vessel of Columbus. His loyalty and devotion, through vicissitude and danger, endeared him to his master, and the story of his experiences and exploits will make him a favorite with the...
Page 80 - This admirable book, read and enjoyed by so many young people a generation ago and now partially forgotten, deserves to be brought to the attention of parents in search of wholesome reading for their children to-day. It is something more than a juvenile book, being really one of the most instructive books about Norway and Norwegian life and manners ever written, well deserving liberal illustration and the luxury of good paper now given to it. The Fairy Folk of Blue Hill. A story of folk-lore by LILY...
Page 80 - A DOG OF FLANDERS. A CHRISTMAS STORY. By LOUISA DE LA RAME (OuiDA). A new edition of a beautiful Christmas story, already prized as a classic by all who know it- With forty-two original illustrations and a photogelatine reproduction of Rubens's great picture,
Page 80 - Another of Ouida's charming stories, delightful alike to old and young. With fifty original illustrations and a color frontispiece of a German stove after the celebrated potter, Hirschvogel.
Page 80 - ... vessel of Columbus. His loyalty and devotion, through vicissitude and danger, endeared him to his master, and the story of his experiences and exploits will make him a favorite with boys, young and old. The story is well told, crisply written, full of reasonable adventure and lively dialogue, without a tedious page from beginning to end. TIMOTHY DOLE.
Page 52 - Quite so, Mr. Jones, but — on the part of the lady, who is my wife — " " So I understand. I myself am about to become a married man, and I can understand what your feelings must be. I wish to say as little as possible to harrow them.
Page 79 - The size is a l6m:>, not too large for the pocket. PRICE FIFTY CENTS EACH. BIG BROTHER. By ANNIE FELLOWS-JOHNSTON. CHRISTMAS AT THOMPSON HALL. By ANTHONY TROLLOPE. STORY OF A SHORT LIFE. By JULIANA HORATIA EWING. A PROVENCE ROSE. By LOUISA DE LA RAME (OUIDA). RAB AND HIS FRIENDS. By DR. JOHN BROWN. Other volumes to follow.
Page 79 - The books of this series answer a long-felt need for a half-hour's entertaining reading, while in the railway car, during the summer outing in the country or at the seaside, or by the evening lamp at home. They are particularly adapted for reading aloud, containing nothing but the best from a literary standpoint, and are unexceptionable in every way. They are printed from good type, illustrated with original sketches by good artists, and neatly bound in cloth. The size is a 16mo, not too large for...
Page 79 - LONG. COSY CORNER SERIES FOR OLDER READERS A Series of Short Original Stories, or Reprints of Well-known Favorites, Sketches of Travel, Essays and Poems. The books of this series answer a long-felt need for a half -hour's entertaining reading, while in the railway car, during the summer outing in the country or at the seaside, or by the evening lamp at home. They are particularly adapted for reading aloud, containing nothing but the best from a literary standpoint, and are unexcepti-nable in every...
Page 72 - Thompsons had approved of the match ; but during that first Christmas breakfast he did not seem to accept his condition jovially. His own Jane sat beside him, but then on the other side sat Mrs. Brown. She assumed an immediate intimacy — as women know how to do on such occasions — being determined from the very first to regard her sister's husband as a brother ; but he still feared her. She was still to him the woman who had come to him in the dead of night with that horrid mixture — and had...

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